Type of disease: Rare conditions
Cryoglobulinemia is a condition that can affect blood vessels throughout the body. This condition is caused by the presence of abnormal proteins in the blood called cryoglobulins. These abnormal proteins become solid in cold temperatures and block blood flow. Symptoms may include difficulty breathing, tiredness, glomerulonephritis, joint and muscle pain, purpura, Raynaud’s phenomenon, skin ulcers, and skin death. Source: Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD), supported by ORDR-NCATS and NHGRI.